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Earn Credits in Ultrasound Online or by Mail

New Online Services
How the TODAY Programs Solve Your Continuing Education Needs
How the TODAY Programs Work
Continuing Medical Education Credit
What Our Readers Say

New Online Services

Each annual subscription is approved for 10 credits. This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of CMEsolutions and Chrestomathic Press, Inc. The CMEsolutions is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The CMEsolutions designates this enduring material educational activity for a maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Each lesson in your subscription includes a CME exam consisting of 10 multiple-choice questions. To receive credit for a lesson, you must take the exam online or by mail and earn a score of 70% or better.

Our new Online Exam service will create a personal exam just for you, with options for different sets of questions as you direct. See your test scores immediately, take make-up exams, and check your Progress Reports online. Your credits earned can be automatically reported directly to ARDMS and CCI for you on completion of each exam.

The Ultrasound Cafe provides online discussion groups for every CME paper included in your subscription, as well as for all our back issues. Post your comments and questions about each paper at the Ultrasound Cafe, and see what other subscribers have to say. This free service is also open to the ultrasound community, providing maximum opportunities for you to exchange information and ideas about important topics in diagnostic medical ultrasound.

Online Subscriber Services give you convenient access to all the most-requested services, 24 hours per day, 365 days per year, from anywhere in the world.

Search our online Ultrasound Library for papers on ultrasound topics of special interest to you, written by your favorite authors. The Ultrasound Library includes all ultrasound papers published in the Today CME programs from 1995 to 2001.

For a complete description of all our new online services, please see our Subscribers Only page.

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How the TODAY Programs Solve
Your Continuing Education Needs


Study at home or at work-choose the time and location that suit your busy schedule.

Earn credits online or by mail.

Work at your own pace.

Renew your subscription to earn up to ten credits year after year-each annual volume includes all-new lessons and examinations.

Choose one or more publications to meet your specialty-specific continuing education requirements in cardiac ultrasound (adult echocardiography), pediatric ultrasound (echocardiography), and vascular ultrasound. These links will take you to free sample issues, slide shows, and other information about each publication.


Lessons and poststudy questions are prepared by experts specifically for TODAY subscribers.

Each program includes practical, technique-oriented monographs that focus on the diagnosis of specific pathologies, anatomy, and new technology.


Study the latest techniques in diagnostic medical ultrasound.

View real-time imaging that provides more valuable instruction than still figures alone.

Keep your lessons on file for quick reference and review when preparing for cases throughout the year.

Share information and ideas with other subscribers at the Ultrasound Cafe, our new online discussion group.

Search hundreds of ultrasound papers in the Ultrasound Library, our new online library of back issues. These papers are not available anywhere else online.


Eliminate airfare, meals, and hotel charges from your CME budget.

Deduct subscription fees on your income tax returns. Consult your tax preparer.

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How the TODAY Programs Work

Each annual subscription includes ten papers specifically written for TODAY subscribers by experts in their fields.

Ten times each year, you receive a 12- to 24-page booklet via first class mail. An Online Edition of each paper is also posted in the Subscribers Only page of our Website. Many of the Online Editions include real-time imaging and other materials not included in the printed booklets. Occasionally, a special double issue approved for two CME credits may be issued in place of two separate papers.

Ten multiple-choice poststudy questions accompany each lesson. After studying the material at your convenience, you mark an answer card with your responses to the test and mail it to the publisher for confidential scoring.

New! Take your exams online instead, with many valuable options not available for answer cards submitted by mail. Your test results will be reported to you immediately, and you can check your confidential progress report online. For a complete description of our new Online Exam service, please see our Subscribers Only page.

Successful completion (a score of 70% or better) of a lesson earns you one CME credit, for a total of ten credits per annual subscription.

At your request, the publisher will report your credit earned directly to ARDMS or CCI as you complete each lesson. To receive this service, simply provide your registry number.

In December, you will receive a Certificate of Completion documenting the number of continuing education credits you have earned during the year.

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Continuing Medical Education Credit

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. This educational activity designates a maximum of 10.0 hours in credit. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Note: For specific information about your continuing education requirements, please call your registry. Hours earned through each of these programs are accepted by the ARDMS and CCI to meet the Continuing Competency Requirements. Cardiac Ultrasound TODAY and Pediatric Ultrasound TODAY meet ICAEL requirements-earn 60 credits over three years by enrolling in both programs. Vascular Ultrasound TODAY meets ICAVL requirements—earn 30 credits over three years.
These programs are not affiliated with or endorsed by ICAVL, ICAEL, AMA, ARDMS, CCI or ASRT.

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What Our Readers Say

96% of our subscribers recommend the TODAY programs*

"Excellent, up-to-date information on a variety of important
topics in echocardiography."
W. Lindley Diacon, M.D., Rogers, AR

"Extremely pleased with the topics—very informative and current…all well explained and simple to understand."
Jean M. Misner, BSMT, ME, RDCS, Addison, IL

"Fantastic CME resources, especially for sonographers…The clinical competency of sonographers is nicely enhanced with this valuable resource."
Ernest E. Volk, BS, RCS, RDCS, Grand Rapids, MN

"Keeps me up to date on pathology you don't see everyday."
Shawna Maoury, RDCS, Monroe, NC

"I really enjoy this program."
Kim Plutter, RDCS, Washington, MI

"Well selected and useful topics this year."
Daniel S. Nelson, BS, RVT, Brooklyn Park, MN

"Convenient method to obtain CMEs cost-effectively while gaining valuable current knowledge regarding echocardiography."
Richard C. Schatzman, BS, RDCS, RVT, Colorado Springs, CO

"Great way to earn credits from home."
Marianne Kane, BS, RVT, Stroudsburg, PA

"Love the convenience and the quality of the articles."
Mary Ellen Dugan, RDMS, RVT, Hazleton, PA

"Articles cover a wide variety of topics that are not always covered in journals."
Pamela V. Peterson, RDCS, Kingsport, TN

"Very informative, convenient!"
Sharon R. Artle, LPN, RVT, Warren, OH

"All lessons useful and provided valuable data."
Susan Doherty, RVT, Hazel Crest, IL

"Excellent and pertinent articles."
Beth Warner, RDCS, CCPT, Silver Creek, GA

"Convenient, affordable, informative."
Donna R. Hendershot, RCVT, RDCS, RMA, AA, San Lorenzo, CA

"Excellent program—Quick, easy way to learn new subjects and techniques."
Kim Streuter, RDCS, San Clemente, CA

"A lot of good info in a short format."
Helen Joy Bell, LPN-B, CCT, RDCS, Chester, VA

"Easy to use, informative, and timely topics."
Susan Athey, RCS, Dothan, AL

"Convenient. I can complete the lesson anywhere and any time."
Amy Higginbotham, RCS, RVS, Denham Springs, LA

"It comes right to my doorstep. I can read it anytime I want.
How easy can that be!"
Ginny L. Craig, BS, RT(R), RDMS, RDCS, RVT, Durango, CO

"Good educational value, nice mix of review and new information."
Karen Paul, BA, RDCS, Bellevue, WA

"Excellent way to earn CMEs and learn by obtaining new information or reinforcing techniques, procedures, and information. Would highly recommend for any Vascular Lab personnel."
Louise C. Maloney, RVT, CCPT, Springfield, MO

"I look forward to new lessons!"
Marilyn Fabriz, RDCS, Monroeville, PA

"Great source of CMEs for all specialties in ultrasound."
Curtis P. Foley, RDCS, RVT, Springfield, MO


* Combined responses to Reader Surveys mailed to subscribers enrolled during Fall 2000 and Fall 2001. Less than 1% of respondents did not recommend a program; the remaining respondents did not answer this survey question.

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